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[Asia, Canada, Mid-east] Big tobacco quietly battling religious opposition to smoking in key Muslim markets: Canadian study

The tobacco industry has been embroiled for decades in a pitched battle to counter the Muslim opposition to smoking, recruiting sympathetic Islamic scholars and crafting theological arguments to defend the habit, a new, Canadian-co-authored study suggest
National Post (ca)
added Apr 19, 2015 17:13
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[California] Cook: Dying for a smoke

at University of California at Davis... I accepted an invitation as writer-in-residence at D-Q University..."Smoke," was followed by "use it in a sacred way." As I bent down to examine the fine print, I read the name of a cigarette manufacturer, Philip M
Ventura County (CA) Star
added Dec 30, 2014 14:27
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[Malaysia] 'Panel to study its tobacco content'

The Health Ministry has formed a committee to study the effects of smoking shisha. Its minister, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, said the study would be done from a medical perspective and its effects on health. He said this when asked to comment on the d
New Straits Times (my)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:37
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[Morocco] Time To Quit? For Smokers, Ramadan Is An Ordeal - And Opportunity

A look in Morocco, when an extra burden for those who can't indulge in their nicotine habit. But there may be a silver lining. . . . The holy month of Ramadan can be a positive gateway for smokers who want to break the habit. But does it work?
WorldCrunch (fr)
added Jul 29, 2012 17:51
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Cambodia bans smoking at famed Angkor temples

Cambodia is banning smoking at the Angkor temple archaeological site.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 14, 2012 19:19
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ADRA Addresses Mongolian Parliament on Tobacco

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA)
added May 7, 2003 00:00
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Stricter anti-tobacco laws go into effect

Key measures in this law include a ban on selling tobacco products to people aged under 20... There is also a ban on all forms of tobacco advertising and marketing, and on tobacco businesses conducting corporate social responsibility activities. Sponso
The Nation (th)
added Jul 5, 2017 19:04
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia struggles with decision on vaping boom

Malaysia faces two additional problems. One is that amid pressure from Muslim leaders and some health activists, bans on e-cigarettes have already been announced in several of the country's 13 states...second problem is that the rapid growth of vaping has
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jan 14, 2016 12:49
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[Asia-pacific, Uruguay] PEREZ-ROCHA: Obama’s Unholy Trade Policy / There's a reason Pope Francis has condemned "free trade" pacts like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Philip Morris is suing Uruguay for $25 million, claiming that the health warnings the country requires on cigarette packs violate a similar investment treaty....Francis warned in Bolivia, “transnational companies are becoming stronger to the point that lo
OtherWords
added Oct 25, 2015 19:26
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[Mid-east, Syria] PHOTOS: ISIS Mass Burns Cigarettes in Ba’aj, Iraq

In a new photo series purportedly released by the Islamic State, piles of cigarettes are lit on fire in a continuation of the implementation of Sharia Law. The photos were shared by international terrorism watchdog group Terror Monitor.
Heavy
added Oct 6, 2015 15:11
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